Shannon McCollum

by doveclove Thu Jul 08 2021
Shannon McCollum

Shannon McCollum is the father of Lil Yachty, an American rapper, and songwriter. 

Marriage and Children

Shannon was married to a woman named Venita McCollum. The exact date of their marriage has not been revealed.

They have two children, a son, and a daughter. On August 23, 1997, Shannon's wife Venita gave birth to Miles Parks McCollum, better known by his stage name Lil Yachty. 

Shannon McCollum son Lil Yachty
Shannon McCollum son Lil Yachty  Source: Instagram

He is twenty-three years old and is the eldest son of Shannon and Venita

The couple had a daughter named Nina McCollum.  She is not active on social media. She might be operating anonymously. 

Shannon with his daughter
Shannon with his daughter  Source: Instagram

Divorce and Co-Parenting

Shannon and Venita McCollum got divorced after few months of their daughter's birth. 

Shannon left the house and started living alone after the divorce. On the other hand, Venita still let him come around to the house to let him spend time with his children. 

They started co-parenting after separation. They have always been good friends to this date. 

Shannon shared that his ex-wife encouraged him to travel more and follow his passion. 

Though they are not together, they maintain good terms with each other.

Shannon also posted a picture of her on his Instagram handle wishing her happy mother's day. 

He also mentioned in the caption that he feels grateful for their time together in the past. 

He added, saying that she is a great mom and wishes her all the happiness in the world. 

Shannon with his son and ex-wife
Shannon with his son and ex-wife   Source: Pinterest

Shannon's Inspiration and Love for Photography

Shannon is a professional photographer. He is a self-taught photographer who has more than twenty-five years of experience in this field. 

He has managed to capture the spirit and energy of some of the world's renowned and legendary performers throughout his years.

His father gave him his first camera, film, and lenses while a Young man just reached adulthood. 

Shannon shares that his ability to translate moving pictures, spoken word, and musical masterpieces into singular, monumental images was inspired by his father's work. 

His father was a photojournalist. His father had worked with amazing figures like Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela

His works with them are all decorated on the wall with pride. Shannon grew up witnessing all of his father's works which inspired him to become a great photographer. 

Professional life of Shannon

Shannon started off Photography when he was young. He creates candid portraits. 

He is also a professional tour photographer. 

His pictures include cultural and entertainment figures like Barak Obama, First lady Michelle Obama, BB King, Lenny Kravitz, Janelle Monae, Andrew Young, Coretta Scott Young, the honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, George Lopez, DL Hugely, Brian McKnight, Cedric The Entertainer, Erykah Badu, John Legend, Notorious BIG, Killer Mike, Lil Wayne and so forth. 

But was it easy to work with these reputed artists?  The question was asked to him, and he said he had lots of struggles. 

He added that some efforts were not getting paid on a lot of gigs. 

He positively took those and said that lots of these things happen at one point and the other but should never be taken lightly. 

While working and touring with renowned artists, what sets him apart is his personality and a keen eye for documenting moments happening on the road. 

He usually considers himself as a fly in the wall. 

Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Shannon is given below:

Estimated Net WorthSources
$92000Photography

Age, Height, and Weight

  1. He is from Mableton, Georgia.
  2. His height, age, and weight have not been disclosed.

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